Primary Authority

Primary Authority is a means for businesses to receive assured and tailored advice on meeting environmental health, trading standards or fire safety regulations through a single point of contact. This enables all businesses to invest with confidence in products, practices and procedures, knowing that the resources they devote to compliance are well spent.

Primary Authority is based on a legal partnership between businesses and individual local authorities. Primary Authority was launched in 2009 to make the local regulation of businesses operating at multiple premises across the UK more consistent – Poundland operate their Primary Authority relationship with Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council.